Best of Boston

BEST Manicure

2014 BEST Manicure

MiniLuxe

Getting a weekly manicure is one of life’s little luxuries, and this local chainlet has the process down to a science—literally. The salon’s “Clean Lab” uses hospital-grade sterilization techniques to make sure your polish job doesn’t come with a side… read more »

2013 BEST Manicure
Wet Paint Nail Spa

Wet Paint Nail Spa

Cambridge

This eco-friendly, health-obsessed nail salon does things a little bit differently—for starters, you won’t find your favorite OPI and Essie shades on offer (too many chemicals). What you do get: highly trained technicians; a bright, supremely clean atmosphere; and a… read more »

2012 BEST Manicure

MiniLuxe

Boston

We have one strategy when it comes to the manicure: Get in and out as fast as possible. Unfortunately, speedy service at many salons can come at the expense of quality—and cleanliness. Which is why it’s MiniLuxe for us. The… read more »

2011 BEST Manicure, West

MiniLuxe

Boston

Germaphobes, this is your safe haven. From the single-use buffers and nail files to the individually packed, disinfected trimming tools, MiniLuxe feels cleaner than most hospital rooms. But just because the place it practically sterile doesn’t mean it lacks artistry:… read more »

2010 BEST Manicure
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MiniLuxe

Boston

MiniLuxe garners raves for its devotion to hygiene (technicians sterilize tools in the same machines used by surgeons and dentists), but the three-year-old chain takes its perfectionism a step further: The salon is immaculately clean, sleek, and decorated with gorgeous… read more »

2009 BEST Manicure
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Val Chiaradia, The Loft Salon and Day Spa

Boston

Perched in an uncomfortable chair, your hands bound (inevitably, an itch) while a stranger picks at your cuticles, you cant help but wonder: Is a speedy, painless, and long-lasting manicure out of the question? Not when youre sitting across from… read more »

2008 BEST Manicure
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Danuta Rak, Bella Santé

Boston

Call her the nail whisperer: Having notched 20 years on Newbury, Rak can tame even the scraggliest, most ill-behaved digits into a groomed and gleaming set. read more »

2007 BEST Manicure, Brookline

Day Spa Magi

Boston

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2007 BEST Manicure, Harvard Square

Pyara Spa and Salon

Cambridge

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2007 BEST Manicure

Rose Pagliarulo, The Loft Salon + Day Spa

Boston

Well-manicured hands and nails are the mark of the prosperous. Which is why you’ll want to ditch the unpredictable results and spotty hygiene of quick-stop nail joints and pay a visit to this 20-year veteran instead. Using new tools for… read more »